Fine Art, Fine Cities and Your Next Vacation



The Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

When visiting Amsterdam what could be better than checking out one of their most prestigious national treasures? “The Van Gogh Museum” in Amsterdam is dedicated to the work of Van Gogh and holds a large collection of his work from many different stages of his career.

The Tate Britain and the Tate Modern, London

Many say that the first thing you should do in London is visit the “Tate Britain,” an art gallery that houses art that dates from the 1500s to the modern day. The newer “Tate Modern” holds one of the best collections of modern art from 1900 forward. The art in the “Tate Modern” tends to be experimental and is home to Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons and Tracey Emin.

The National Gallery, Prague

The beautiful city of Prague in the Czech Republic holds a mix of Czech artwork, Cubism and Baroque pieces and exhibit items from artists such as Jan Preisler who happens to be one of the greatest Czech painters—best known for his “Fairy Tale” collection, which happens to be on view at the National Gallery.

The Louvre, Paris

Of course, almost everyone knows that “The Louvre” is the home to the “Mona Lisa” and happens to be one of the most beautifully architected buildings in the world. The gallery holds pieces from Botticelli, Braque, Picasso and Rubens and is a sight not to be missed if you are ever in Paris.

The Groeninge Museum, Bruges

Any true art lover will know that the “Groeninge Museum” in Bruges houses one of the most mesmerising collections of artwork from the Netherlands and Belgium—much of it dating from the 18th century. From historic paintings to modern art pieces, this gallery should be top of your list if you happen to be in Bruges.


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